Guidolin hails "fantastic" Jack Army
7th May 2016
Francesco Guidolin hailed the Jack Army for their "fantastic" support following Swansea's impressive 4-1 victory at West Ham.
The travelling Swans supporters were in full voice throughout the 90 minutes as Guidolin's side ensured the Hammers' final fixture at the Boleyn Ground ended in defeat.
The Swans, who made six changes for the trip to East London, secured a convincing win, courtesy of goals from Wayne Routledge, Andre Ayew and Bafe Gomis.
Routledge began the rout in the 25th minute, finishing off a fine flowing move from close range, before Ayew doubled Swansea's advantage six minutes later when he met Stephen Kingsley's superb cross from the left.
Ki Sung-Yueng notched the visitors' third shortly after the break with a well-taken volley, while second-half substitute Diafra Sakho reduced the arrears for the Hammers in the 67th minute.
West Ham pressed to reduce the deficit further late on, but could not find a way through, and substitute Bafe Gomis put the result beyond doubt in the 89th minute when he slotted home following a neat exchange with Ayew.
"I am very happy today," declared Guidolin. "I am happy for our fans, who were fantastic.
"When you win away, it is a great moment for them, and it gave me a good feeling to hear them sing my name.
"It was a good performance, and now we can say that it is not a 'bad' season.
"We have had difficulties, but now we have the possibility to finish well.
"Today, we played really well, like we did against Chelsea and Liverpool (in recent weeks).
"West Ham started very strong, and the first 15 minutes were not easy for us.
"We also started the game with six players who have not had many 90 minutes in their legs, so congratulations to these players but also the entire team.
"We have improved week after week, and now there is a good feeling within the squad.
"I hope to see my team play this way next Sunday (against Manchester City)."